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Adventure Leadership Rentals

Planning an outdoor adventure doesn’t have to include an expensive trip to the nearest outfitter. Just rent from us instead! We offer inspected and dependable equipment like tents, lanterns, kayaks, canoes, skis and lots more. We even have everything you need to throw a great outdoor party.

Reserve Equipment

How to Reserve Equipment

  1. Look at our list of equipment to decide what you’ll need.
  2. Visit us at the Adventure Leadership Rental Center to pick your equipment up, or call us at (734) 764‑3967 to reserve it for a later date. To pick up your equipment, be 18 years or older and bring a photo ID.
  3. Once your return date arrives, return your equipment cleaned, dried, and packed.

A $5 convenience fee is charged for equipment reserved in advance over the phone. Review all our Rental Policies before you pick up your equipment.


Camping & Backpacking Rentals

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Backpacks
  • Osprey and Kelty Backpacks (65 L – 90 L)
    • $15 for one day
    • $4 per additional day
  • Pack Raincover
    • $3 for one day
    • $1 per additional day
Camping Goods
  • Coleman Chest Cooler (54 qt.)
    • $9 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
  • Coleman Chest Cooler (100 qt.)
    • $11 for one day
    • $3 per additional day
  • Dromedary Bags (various sizes)
    • $1 – $4 per day, depending on size
  • LED Headlamp
    • $5 for one day
    • $1 per additional day
      • Note: 2 or 3 AAA batteries not included.
  • Nylon Tarp (4′ × 8′, 10′ × 10′ and 10′ × 12′)
    • $7 for one day
    • $1 per additional day
  • Water Jug (2, 3, and 5 gallons)
    • $5 for one day
    • $1 per additional day
Camping Tents
  • Kelty Trail Ridge (2 person)
    • $24 for one day
    • $5 per additional day
  • Kelty Trail Ridge (3 person)
    • $24 for one day
    • $5 per additional day
  • Kelty Trail Ridge (4 or 6 person)
    • $26 for one day
    • $7 per additional day
  • Marmot Limelight Tent (4 person)
    • $26 for one day
    • $7 per additional day
  • Nylon Tarp (4′ × 8′, 10′ × 10′ and 10′ × 12′)
    • $7 for one day
    • $1 per additional day
Canoes & Kayaks
  • Perception Swifty 1-Person Kayak Package
    • $28 for one day
    • $9 per additional day
  • Perception Acadia 2-Person Kayak Package
    • $35 for one day
    • $12 per additional day
      • Note: Includes child seat
  • We-no-nah Prospector 15 Canoe Package
    • $35 for one day
    • $12 per additional day
  • Dry Bags (various sizes)
    • $1 – 5 per day, depending on size
  • Seal Line Boundary Dry Pack
    • $13 for one day
    • $3 per additional day
Event Tents
  • E-Z-Up Pop-Up Tent (10′ × 10′)
    • $22 for one day
    • $6 per additional day
  • REI Screen House
    • $22 for one day
    • $6 per additional day
Outdoor Cooking
  • Bank’s Fry Bake (small or large)
    • $7 for one day
    • $1 per additional day
  • Coleman 2-Burner Propane Stove
    • $9 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
      • Note: does not include fuel
  • MSR Alpine Cook Set
    • $6 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
  • MSR Fuel Bottle (30 and 32 oz.)
    • $2 for one day
    • $1 per additional day
      • Note: does not include fuel
  • MSR Whisperlite International
    • $13 for one day
    • $3 per additional day
      • Note: does not include fuel
Sleeping Bags & Pads
  • Sleeping Bag, 20°F with stuff sack (regular, long, large)
    • $11 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
      • Fleece liner which adds 10° – 15° available at no extra cost
  • Compression Stuff Sack
    • $3 for one day
    • $1 per additional day
  • RidgeRest Foam Sleeping Pad
    • $3 for one day
    • $1 per additional day
  • Therm-A-Rest Inflatable Sleeping Pad
    • $8 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
Snowshoes & Skis
  • Adult Nordic Ski Package
    • $21 for one day
    • $6 per additional day
      • Includes boots and poles
  • Atlas 10 Series Aluminum Snowshoes
    • $13 for one day
    • $3 per additional day
  • Atlas Youth Aluminum Snowshoes
    • $8 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
  • Nordic Skis
    • $11 for one day
    • $6 per additional day
  • Nordic Ski Boots
    • $7 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
  • Nordic Ski Poles
    • $3 for one day
    • $1 per additional day
Sporting Goods & Yard Games
  • Backpacking Guitar
    • $10 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
  • Bocce Ball or Croquet Set
    • $12 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
  • Dodgeball Set
    • $12 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
  • Flag Football or Horseshoe Set
    • $12 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
  • Frisbees
    • $2 for one day
    • $1 per additional day
  • Frisbee Target Game
    • $10 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
  • Innova Disc Golf Discs and Carrying Case
    • $8 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
  • Kickball Set
    • $15 for one day
    • $3 per additional day
  • Sack Race
    • $12 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
  • Softball Set
    • $12 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
  • Tug-O-War Rope
    • $12 for one day
    • $2 per additional day
  • Volleyball Set
    • $15 for one day
    • $3 per additional day

Blue Bike Rentals

Come in to our Rental Center on foot and leave by bike!

  • One Day Rental: $12 for the first day, $5 each additional day
  • Weekend Rental: $17
  • Semester Rental: $85

Policies

Equipment Rentals

Renters must be 18 years or older.

Rental equipment reservations, pick-ups, and returns can only be done during Rental Center business hours or by a scheduled appointment.

Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. No rainchecks will be issued.

We charge a $5 convenience fee for equipment reserved in advance over the phone. You’ll still need to come pick up your equipment during Outdoor Adventures Rental Center business hours.

University departments, organizations, or student groups may use their internal accounting numbers to reserve and rent equipment. In addition to providing a shortcode, U‑M departments, organizations, or student groups must also provide a credit card number to complete a reservation or rental contract. U‑M Purchasing Cards may not be used.

Canceling a Rental

Renters will not incur a cancellation fee if they cancel their reservations at least 24 hours in advance of the reserved rental date. Renters will be charged for the total cost for reservations cancelled with less than a days’ notice or failure to pick-up reserved equipment. Cancellations must be made by telephone or in person during Rental Center business hours. Renters cannot cancel a reservation by leaving phone message.

Refunds will be issued only to the person reserving the equipment. There are no cash refunds. Refunds to credit cards can take up to four weeks. Refund checks take 8 – 10 weeks to process.

Picking Up Equipment

Renters must present a driver’s license, picture ID, or Mcard when checking out equipment.

Renters are required to provide a credit card number at the time of reservation and rental. Payment of the total rental fee is required at the time of pick-up. By providing credit card information and reserving and/or taking the equipment, renters authorize the University to charge any fees, and other amounts due from the reservation and/or rental of the equipment.

Renters must test all equipment before leaving to ensure everything is in working order. It is the renter’s responsibility to check all equipment for damage or missing parts prior to leaving the Rental Center.

If for some reason the Rental Center cannot provide equipment reserved by the renter, the renter will receive a coupon for an equal valued rental at a future date. The University shall have no further liability for failure to provide equipment on the reserved date.

Reserved equipment not picked up on the reserved rental date will be checked out on a first come, first serve basis on the following day. There will be a full rental charge for reserved equipment not picked up on the reserved rental date.

Renters must sign a Rental Center Contract prior to checking out the equipment. All other arrangements must be approved by the Rental Center Manager.

Returning Equipment

Renters must properly clean, dry, and pack the equipment prior to its return. If returned equipment is not clean, dry, and properly packed, a $10 cleaning fee for a single item rental or $25 cleaning fee for multiple items will be charged to clean, dry, and pack the equipment.

If renters do not return the equipment during business hours on the scheduled return date or on the pre-arranged appointment date, they will be charged the daily rental fee for each item rented each day late until the equipment is returned including days when the rental center is closed.

Renters will pay to replace, at the Director’s discretion, equipment or similar equipment at its current retail value if:

  1. the equipment is not returned to the Rental Center during business hours and it is damaged, lost, or stolen;
  2. the equipment is damaged, lost, or stolen while in the renter’s possession; or
  3. the equipment is returned to the Rental Center during nonbusiness hours and is damaged, lost, or stolen.

Lost or stolen Blue Bikes will be paid at a depreciated value. The bikes depreciate at a rate of 10% per year.

The University reserves the right to inspect the equipment up to 3 business days after its return and to charge the renter’s credit card for any improper cleaning, drying, packing, or missing parts or damage found at that time. Notice of the charges will be conveyed to the renter via telephone and a receipt will be provided upon request.

The University reserves the right to refuse to rent equipment to renters in the future if they abuse equipment or violate the terms of these policies or the rental contract.

The University reserves the right to place a hold on student accounts and/or University records of any student who fails to pay any fees or other amounts due under a Rental Center Contract or these policies.

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